Las Vegas will host a marathon for the 50th time this year, and the Las Vegas Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon will have a different course than in previous races.
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More than 26,500 runners have signed up for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, which will take place in November.
The marathon, which is scheduled for Nov. 13, is billed as “the world’s largest nighttime running event.” Last year, more than 45,000 runners participated, racing through the closed down The Strip at night.
The inclement weather for last year’s Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon didn’t stop participants from generating an estimated event-record total economic impact of $226 million, according to a study conducted by San Diego State.
The Review-Journal Sports will unveil some new features beginning this week. Those changes began in Sunday's print edition with columnist Ron Kantowski debuting his Las Vegas Insider. He will report on the sports people that make up the city.
Jeffrey Eggleston might want to place a few wagers before he leaves town. He's on a Las Vegas winning streak. Eggleston outlasted Paul Katam down the stretch to win the windswept Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon for the second straight year Sunday night on the rain-soaked Strip.
Andrew Lemoncello, a Scottish distance runner, won the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon in dominant fashion Sunday despite battling fierce winds that forced a throng of 40,000 runners to dodge flying cups along the course on the Strip.
When people around here refer to the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon, they usually just drop the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas part.
Andrew Lemoncello hasn't run a marathon in three years and Craig Lutz has never run a half marathon, but the Arizona-based elite runners are two of the favorites to win their races in today's Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon under the lights on the Strip.
Security is tighter as about 45,000 people participate in the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon this weekend, but the extra security is being taken as a lesson from the terrorist explosions at the Boston Marathon.
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